English Touring Opera Triumphs with Tippett’s King Priam + MORE


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Korngold Die tote Stadt Vogt Nylund Eiche Marzena Diakun + MORE

Erich Korngold's Die tote Stadt in Paris last night. The principals, Klaus Florian Vogt, Camilla Nylund, and Markus Eiche have been doing this opera together for at least five years, in many cities and usually with Mikko Franck as conductor. The photo above comes from the production by Kasper Holten.... More »

Opera Review: ‘Gloria — A Pig Tale’ Brings Opera to the Met Museum + MORE

H K Gruber’s opera “Gloria — A Pig Tale” opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday as part of the 11-day NY Phil Biennial..... More »
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Almanac: Paul Hindemith on inspiration + MORE

"If we cannot, in the flash of a single moment, see a composition in its absolute entirety, with every pertinent....... More »

Ask Alice + MORE

Classical Music Agony Aunt Alice McVeigh gives Bromley Symphony Orchestra's Mahler/Schumann concert a plug.... More »

Conductor Kurt Masur, Leader Of Orchestras In New York And Beyond, Has Died + MORE

Kurt Masur, the German conductor whose career spanned from leading an orchestra in East Germany to more than a decade of reshaping the New York Philharmonic, has died at age 88..... More »
Though Ax sometimes dispatched Bach with an incisive touch and ringing tone that harked back to the harpsichord’s jangle, he also drew back at times to a whisper; with Lintu and the orchestra’s strings doing the same, the music built up a tension that always flared up soon.

Ravel’s waltzes are a showpiece of subtlety, replete with glimmering half-shades and sudden flashes of color; Strauss’ potpourri from his romantic comedy is splashier, ranging from lilting waltzes to explosions of orchestral lyricism…

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Stucky: Funeral Music for Queen Mary (after Purcell)
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.54
Brahms: Symphony No.4 in E Minor, Op.98
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso; Shéhérazade; Daphnis et Chloé (complete)
Murray Perahia (piano)
Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano)
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Tanglewood Festival Chorus (John Oliver)
Bernard Haitink (conductor)
February 11 and 12, 2014
Carnegie Hall, New York
No opportunity to hear Bernard Haitink should ever be passed up…

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More transfer news: Munich signs principal cellist from RotterdamThe excellent principal cellist of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Floris Mijnders, is upgrading to the Munich Phil. Presumably to work with Rotterdam old boy Valery Gergiev.

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B.C. native Layla Claire is living out of the suitcase as her international singing career takes off

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Ensemble. Deep Expression

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Mozart, Mendelssohn and Elgar from the Cleveland Orchestra, heard by Suzanne Torrey

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Wigmore Hall 2014-15 season

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Wigmore Hall 2014-15 seasonThe Wigmore Hall’s 2014/15 season has been announced and there are some very tempting offerings. With the announcement of the hall reaching the first stage of its endowment appeal, it is clear that some impressive investment has gone into the programme Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano launch the season and other highlights include a series devoted to the music of Purcell and to Robert Fayrfax as well as Mozart’s chamber music…

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English Touring Opera Triumphs with Tippett’s King Priam

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 Tippett, King Priam: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of English Touring Opera / Michael Rosewell (conductor), Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 13.2.2014 (MB) Cast: King Priam – Roderick Earle Hecuba – Laure Meloy Hector – Grant Doyle Andromache – Camilla Roberts Paris – Nicholas Sharratt Helen – Niamh Kelly Hermes – Adrian Dwyer Achilles […]

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Hoop dreams

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Hoop dreamsThis Clemenza di Tito today is something of a wild card: an offbeat cast, the relative newbie opera director Jan Bosse and the exciting conductor Kirill Petrenko. If you’re intrigued, here’s the webcast starting at 1:00 pm.

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Arvo Part - Pilgrim's Song from Voces Musicales Arvo Part – Pilgrim’s Song: Voces Musicales, Tallinn Sinfonietta, Risto Joost: ERP Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Feb 7 2014 Star rating: 5.0Control & flexibility: This disc of Estonian forces performing music by one of Estonia’s greatest composers is certainly work seeking out.This 2009 disc from ERP features the chamber choir Voces Musicales and the Tallin Sinfonietta (now known as the Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta), conducted by Risto Joost in a selection of Arvo Part’s settings of sacred texts for choir and orchestra starting with Ein Wallfahrtslied setting Psalm 12, Magnificat, Summa, Nunc Dimittis and Te Deum…

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Live tonight from Munich

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The Bavarian State Opera's free streaming series continues this evening with a new production of La Clemenza di Tito.
Watch at 19:00 CET (6pm UK) on Staatsoper.TV.
Conductor Kirill PetrenkoDirector Jan BosseTito Vespasiano Toby SpenceVitellia Kristine OpolaisSesto Tara ErraughtServilia Hanna-Elisabeth MüllerAnnio Angela BrowerPublio Tareq Nazmi

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Sergio A. Mims: Shirley J. Thompson at 8th Annual New Music Festival 7:30 PM Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida8TH ANNUAL NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL:   SPOTLIGHT NO. 2: SHIRLEY J. THOMPSONShirley J. Thompsonshirleythompsonmusic.comSergio A. Mims forwards this message:Dear Friends,Hope all is well.  I’ll be leaving for Florida shortly to take up my composer residency in Boca Raton.It would be great if you could attend the concert there and I’d also be pleased if you could let your friends in the area know about the following event:February 26, 2014Wednesday 7:30 PMFree EventLynn University3601 North Military TrailBoca Raton, Florida 33431

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Music Review: Gerald Finley and Julius Drake in the ‘Winterreise’ CycleThe baritone Gerald Finley and the pianist Julius Drake performed Schubert’s “Winterreise” at Zankel Hall on Thursday, the final stop in a tour devoted to the song cycle.    

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Music Review: St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Denis Kozhukhin PerformThe St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, under the conductor Yuri Temirkanov, performed at Carnegie Hall with the pianist Denis Kozhukhin as soloist.    

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